April 30, 2015

Know Your Farmer: Chivas Goat Milk Soaps

Chivas Farm

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In celebration of Mother’s Day, we are happy to feature Donna and Lauren Johanson, our favorite Mother-Daughter duo that raises French Alpine goats on their small family farm in Fillmore, near our own southern California farm.

Goat Milk

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Goat milk is the secret ingredient to their gentle, moisture rich soaps and all natural skin care line that can be used on your hands, body and face. How great is that?

Mother and Daughter - closeup

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Their business and farm is a labor of love. This Mother-Daughter team raises their goats, or “chivas”, on their modest one-acre farm where they are hand-milked twice a day.

Chivas Box Crate Soaps

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In addition, fresh herbs are grown in their garden and combined with all-natural essential oils to create captivating combinations. Some of our favorite blends include the lavender-mint (Ventura) and citrus-sage (Fillmore) which you can add to your delivery when you customize your box.

Chivas Goat Milk Soaps

Several times a year, Donna and Lauren open the Chivas farm to the public, offering tours of the soap-making facilities, homemade cookies and lemonade and adorable photo ops with goats, pigs and tortoises.

Making Soap 2

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Although many people initially come to the farm to learn more about natural skin care, “it’s often the first step of many towards a more natural lifestyle”, said Lauren when talking about her favorite part of her job.

Chivas Skin Care - Baby Goats

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How To Add Chivas Goat-Milk Soap to Your Delivery:
CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add to your delivery.

Not part of our farm family? Find out if we deliver to your neighborhood.